Originally posted on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 8/16/12
Evaluating Robert Helenius As An Opponent for The Klitschko Brothers Our search for potential Klitschko challengers now takes us to Robert Helenius. The 17-0 (11 KOs) “Nordic Nightmare” was ballyhooed by many as the logical heir-apparent to the heavyweight throne--until his “win” over Dereck Chisora in December of 2011. That seemed to sour fans and media on Helenius, who has subsequently gone from a near-sensation to an afterthought. Helenius hasn’t helped his cause by being inactive for all of 2012. A few wins would have cleared the air of the lingering stink from the Chisora fight, when Helenius was awarded an unjust split decision. Then again, it’s worth noting that many fighters who reached the top had bumps during their rise. Riddick Bowe seemed to get a gift against Tony Tubbs before he won the heavyweight title. Even Wladimir got stopped by journeyman Ross Purrity before winning a title belt. In addition, Helenius had serious shoulder surgery in January and needed a lot of time
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